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Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.


Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 


Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

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Veteran's Day Breakfast and Assembly Veteran's Day

To Family and Friends of Jones Middle School,

To honor everyone who has served in the military, you are cordially invited to Jones Middle School for a Veterans Day Assembly and breakfast on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 8:00am.  Breakfast will be served at 8:00am in the cafeteria and the assembly will begin at 8:30am in the gymnasium. Your student(s) is welcome to join you for the breakfast.  We would like to extend this invitation to other family members that are veterans, as well.  If you know of anyone that would like to attend our ceremony, please extend this invitation to them. 

The assembly and breakfast will be from 8:00am-9:15am.  The assembly includes music from Jones Middle School Chorus, student and teacher speakers, and a delicious breakfast. 

If you are planning to attend our Veterans Day Assembly, please RSVP to Amanda Bardo by November 6th, 2018.  Please respond by calling (859) 282-4610 (ext.20306) or by e-mailing Amanda.Bardo@boone.kyschools.us

We look forward to your presence and we appreciate your service to our country!

Allergies and Halloween Candy Allergy Free Halloween

Allergy Safe Halloween


Many students have food allergies and with Halloween can be a scarier time for them. With this in mind, we are asking that all candy and food items be kept at home after the trick and treating is done. This is also encourage for every day as this is a struggle for students throughout the year.

We at Jones appreciate your help and support. For a list of ideas for safe Halloween treats, please click on the list below.

Safe Treats

Parent Teacher Conferences Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for November 1, between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. Your child's teachers will be reaching out to schedule some conferences and accept some walk in appointments. Please check with your child's teacher if you'd like to schedule a time to meet with them. All conferences are limited to 10 minutes to accommodate as many parents as possible.

Also, please stop by and visit the Book Fair. Do some shopping with your child or for your child. The Book Fair is located in the Library and, who knows, maybe you'll find something for you too!!!

Now Accepting Ignite Applications ignite

To inspire learning for youth and adults by unlocking minds to the adventures and wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts; ultimately opening imaginations and elevating opportunity for all in our region. That is the mission of the Ignite Institute (opening for the 2019-2020 school year).

We are now accepting applications! To apply go to: https://www.igniteinstitute.org/

Kona Ice is Coming! Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be visiting our school during the afternoon Prices will range from $3.00 up to $5.00.  Students MUST have money with them and will not be able to call home to have parents bring money up to the school.  Thank you for supporting Jones Middle School.

Tryout Master Schedule Tryout and Practice Schedule

Tryout and Practice Schedule

"Hope & Well-being for All" 5K Run running

The Boone County Education Foundation is sponsoring this 5K event to support the Boone County Schools' social and emotional learning efforts, ensuring hope and well-being for all 21,000 students in the district. Funds are being raised to support programming and instruction that build grit, perseverance, resilience, mental wellness, and leadership in all students, as well as promote healthy life choices.

JetNet Production Season 3, Episode 1 JetNet Productions

Scholastic Fall Book Fair Scholastic Fall Book Fair

The fall Book Fair is just around the corner. Click on the link below for the flyer and schedule for each class. Thank you for supporting our Media Center with your purchases!!!

Book Flyer

Class Shopping Schedule


Halloween Dance Halloween Dance

The 8th grade teachers are hosting the Halloween Dance- Friday, October 26 from 6-8pm. There will be music, food, drinks and a contest for Funniest, Scariest and Best Couple Costume. Also, JFE will be hosting a Haunted Hallway within the dance that will cost an additional $2.00/person. Come join the spooky fun for just $5 admission (food and scares extra!)


Spiritwear 2018 is now open! Spiritwear available for your family and friends. A percentage of sales helps support our athletic teams! Check out the shop details below.


    - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/RaJones182

    - Store Open From: October 2 - October 11, 2018

The Access Code is RaJones182

Picture Day is Coming! Picture Day is Coming
Kona Ice is Coming! Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be visiting our school during the afternoon Prices will range from $3.00 up to $5.00.  Students MUST have money with them and will not be able to call home to have parents bring money up to the school.  Thank you for supporting Jones Middle School.

Go Pantry Food Drive Go Pantry Food Drive

Go Pantry

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Holiday Craft Show Holiday Craft Show

Holiday Craft Show

Back to School Dance Back to School Dance

Dance Info

Kroger Community Rewards Kroger Community Rewards
Bus Routes Mock Run buses

Boone County Schools is helping to prepare parents, students, and the community-at-large with a dry run of the BC school bus routes! The "rehearsal" or mock run will happen on Monday, August 13. All buses will be driving the exact routes. This will give our transportation department an opportunity to correct/tweak things prior to the first day of school on Wednesday, August 15.


An Innovative Program to assist incoming 6th grade students
with the middle school concept. Incoming 6th grade students to Jones Middle School. STUDENTS WHO ATTEND WILL RECEIVE A FREE JMS T-SHIRT!

Mon & Tues July 30 & 31 OR Wed & Thurs August 1 & 2, 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (with Family Night on Tues 7/31 or Thurs 8/2)

TRANSPORTATION HAS ALREADY BEEN ARRANGED if you have already enrolled. Any new attendees will have to be transported by parents.

Questions, please call the Main Office at 859.282.4610 and speak to Ms. Hickey.

Notice of Non-discrimination nondiscrimination
Public Notice
Boone County Board of Education
Students, their families and employees/ potential employees of the Boone County School District are hereby notified that the Boone County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex, disability or genetic information in employment programs, vocational programs, or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. The lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission and participation in programs and activities including career and technical education programs.
Jones Block Party Block Party

Block Party

printClick to print flyer

JMS ReadiFest ReadiFest

Readifest / Schedule Pick Up Day

Join us for Readifest on Monday, August 13th, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

  • Pick up your schedule
  • Meet your teachers
  • Get your bus information
  • Pay student fees
  • Open your  lunch account
  • Tour the school and more!

We hope to see you there!

Stuff the Bus Stuff the Bus

It's time to Stuff the Bus!!! Bring three or more items to any Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A on July 31st and receive a chicken free sandwich! Notebooks/Composition notebooks, kids socks, packs of pencils, packs of markers and glue sticks are needed most. Our primary collection spot will be the Chick-fil-A on Houston Road, but you can drop off supplies for Boone County Schools at any location. Just let them know when you drop off your items.

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Volleyball Information Vollyball Tryouts

Open gym at Jones Middle School:

Tuesday July 17th and Thursday July 19th. 5:30-7:30pm

Monday July 23rd and Wednesday July 25th  5:30-7:30pm

UPDATE:Tryouts will be held :

  • July 30th from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • August 1st from 6:00-7:30 pm

For questions call Coach Overstreet at 859-282-4610.

From Boone County Schools From Boone County Schools

As we continue to improve school safety for our students, we would like to make you aware of a new safety measure coming to your child’s school. A Buzzer Entry System is being installed in every Boone County school building. This will allow visitors to be identified by the school, before they are permitted to enter the premises. The Buzzer Entry System is an added layer of security in addition to our School Resource Officer partnership where an SRO is also located in each school. The Buzzer Entry System will be operational at the start of the new 2018-2019 school year.

This additional safety feature enhances safety for the visitor as well as our students and staff. As we strive to continually enhance our school safety, we would ask that you please call your child’s school ahead to alert them that you are coming so they will be expecting you. Thank you for your support and understanding in helping us to secure our schools for our children and staff.

Jump Start 2018 Jump Start


Don't forget to register for our 6th grade Jump Start program.  This program is to assist all incoming 6th grade students with the middle school concept. 

Registration Form

Free Breakfast or Lunch Free Breakfast and Lunch

breakfast and lunch

School Supplies School Supplies

These are the supply lists for all grades for simplicity and organization.

3 inch 3 Ring binder 
Pencil pouch that goes in binder
College ruled filler paper
Hole punched folders:

  • Yellow-Language Arts
  • Green-Science
  • Blue- Social Studies
  • Red-Math

(Science is requesting a spiral bound notebook for 7th Grade and a Composition notebook for 6th Grade)

Art Supplies - these supplies are needed at home so that students can complete projects started at school

  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue (liquid)

Jones Summer Scholar Program begins June 11th through July 3rd from 8:00 - 12:30 PM. Transportation is provided. Students will receive breakfast and lunch, as well as instruction in Reading and Math. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hickey at jennifer.hickey@boone.kyschools.us

LinkingTogether: Youth Mental Health Summit classroom

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, June 22 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday, June 23, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Both days will include lunch, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Youth Mental Health First Aider training, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

TELL Survey TELL Survey

Please remember that this survey is an important part of our Title I Needs Assessment. This is part of our school improvement plan, so this is something that we need to get as many parents to take part in as possible. Take a moment to fill out the form below and again, thank you for your time!!! If you wish, you can print a copy of the form and send it in with your child.


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Summer Camps and Programs Summer Camps and Programs

Boone County High School

There will be a meeting for any girls (6th-8th) that are districted to attend Boone County High School and interested in playing soccer June 4th @ 7:00 PM in the library at Boone County High School.  The head coach for Boone County will be there to take signups and updated information on tryouts. We are excited about our program and look forward to welcoming new players.  Interested players can also sign up on the girls soccer website.

Boy's Basketball Camp

July 10-13 BOONE CO H.S. Grades 1st -9th from 8:30 a.m. –11:30 a.m.
Cost $60 on or before June 21st ; $65 after 6/21
Registration Form

Drama Camp for Students with Special Needs drama

Boone County Schools will partner with the Lexington Children’s Theater to create a “Magical Journey.” Students will use their imagination and creativity to express themselves with grace and beauty through multiple artistic disciplines.  Working with Peer Tutors, Boone County Teachers and Para Educators, and the Shooting Stars Youth Theatre, students will showcase their individuality with a performance for family and friends on Saturday.    


State Testing for RA Jones will be from May 10th until May 15th.  Parents and Students, remember NO CELL PHONES WILL BE ALLOWED ON STUDENTS DURING TESTING!!!  They cannot be on the student at any time during testing as long as testing materials are out in the building.  This is not simply a matter of them being off and in a pocket - THEY CANNOT BE ON THE CHILD AT ALL.  Please make arrangements for the phone during that time.  If the student is caught with the phone it will be held until after the 2 week testing window.  If you have any questions, please contact our administrators.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8th Grade Promotion

May 24th at 6:00. Students arrive by 5:30.  Admission by tickets only.

Last Day Of School last day

The last day of school for students is May 25th!


Need something to do Friday night? Tired of sitting home just playing video games? How about coming out to Jones Middle School for some basketball in the gym and dancing and other fun activities. There will be concessions in the café.  It is from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and only costs $5! What a deal - fun AND excitement for only $5!!! All proceeds will help support the National Junior Honor Society!  Hope to see you there!!!

(You cannot attend if you have had In School or Out of School Suspensions)

Student Art Show Student Art Show

Student Art Show

5K Color Run color run

Collins Elementary and R.A. Jones Middle School held their 5th Annual 5K event over the weekend. There were five color stations as part of the "color run" to help guarantee that the participants were covered head to toe in color! The event benefited The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It was a great time, supporting a great cause!

RA Today RA Today
Maker Expo maker expo

The World Maker & Inventor Expo is a celebration of making, inventing, problem solving and innovation with robotics, 3D printing, drones, aerospace, coding, micro-computing, CSI, Arduino, graphic design, engineering and much more. The family-friendly expo will feature projects and programs from over 100 schools, universities, companies, and organizations in the greater Cincinnati-northern Kentucky regions. Enjoy workshops and competitions, including drone relays, 3D design, outlaw derby races, as well as delicious pies, fries, kabobs, sandwiches, waffles and shaved ice from area food trucks!

Dinner Across Boone Dinner Across Boone
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6th Grade Orientation 6th Grade Orientation

WHO:  All Incoming 6th Grade Parents

WHERE:  Jones Cafeteria

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24th, 5:30pm-7:00pm 

Parents of incoming 6th grade students for the 2018-2019 school year are cordially invited to attend this orientation. This orientation will provide information to help you and your child make a smooth transition to middle school. Students are welcome to attend.



Email Migration email
R.A. Jones Bike Club bike club

The R.A. Jones Bike Club pairs up students with members of our local law enforcement community to help educate our students to make bike riding a fun and safe activity. There are 15 members in bike club and along with a number of student mentors. Each bike club member works on their bike for the duration of the club which is from the end of February to the end of April. The bicycles are purchased with a STEM grant and the members get to keep their bikes at the end of bike club. The mentors are typically students who were previously in the Bike Club and already have bikes from the program. Members of the Florence Police Department and the Boone County Sheriffs Department help guide the students through bike safety and the rules of the road along with the Bike Club staff sponsor, Abby Brinkman!

School Closed April 2nd KY Strong
Color Run Color Run

Come out and support kids with diabetes
Walker? Runner? Doesn’t matter! Everyone is invited!
Get a color run shirt!
All proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for children with Type 1 Diabetes
Help find a cure to help people affected with Juvenile Diabetes!
Have fun and support a good cause!


Early bird special (before April 9th)!  $12 per person and $40 for a family of 4.
After April 9th $15 per person and no family deal
On race day Saturday, April 21st, 2018 on-site registration is 7:30 am to 8:00 AM
Race starts at Collins/Jones Campus
     Check-in is 8:00 to 8:45 AM
     Race starts at 9:00 AM



International Festival - Date Change International Fest

The Boone County Schools International Festival has been postponed and is now coming up on May 5th.  It is being held at Mann Elementary from 11:00am until 3:00pm.  Addmission is free and there will be plenty of activities for the entire family!

Jones Middle School's Production of Aladdin Jones Production of Aladdin

Aladdin Poster

School Resource Officers For Elementary Schools SRO's

Boone County Schools and the Boone County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that Boone County Sheriff's Deputies will be manning the elementary schools in the upcoming school year.

Boone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe, Walton Verona Independent School District Superintendent Robert Storer, Judge-Executive Gary Moore, Commissioners Cathy Flaig, Charles Kenner, Charlie Walton & Sheriff Michael A. Helmig worked harmoniously to develop a plan to equip every Boone County public elementary school with a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

International Festival International Flyer

Boone County Schools is having an International Festival to showcase that Boone County Schools service children from a variety of different cultures. The World Showcase will include many different cultures represented in the schools. For more information click on the flyer below.


Vote for us! DIDI2018
Boone County Schools App app

Boone County Schools now has its own app! Just search "Boone County Schools" in the App Store or the Google Play Store. After downloading, you can go into the user settings and customize which schools you wish to follow on the app.

Intramural Video Intramural Logo



Additional School Resource Officers logo

In light of the Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky school tragedies, Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe working in collaboration with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is adding additional School Resource Officers (SRO’s) to the district’s elementary schools. 

College and Career Night College and Career Night

College and Career Night

Boone County Schools Statement on Copy-Cat Threats logo

Boone County Schools is one of many school districts across the country that is being subjected to copy- cat threats of the school tragedy in Florida.  We are working with local authorities as they investigate a recent rash of rumors and threats on our campuses.  Student suspects in each of the cases were immediately identified and apprehended.  They were charged by local authorities and disciplined by their schools.   In each case a thorough investigation was conducted by the school district and authorities.  No student or staff member was ever in danger. Confidentiality laws prevent Boone County Schools from talking about the persons involved or the specifics of the incidents. Boone County Schools will continue to remain on alert, following our safety protocols and working with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department and Florence Police as future issues arise.

Penny War Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraiser

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Student Series campaign is working with thousands of schools across the country to raise funds for blood cancer research. They are saving lives of blood cancer patients not Someday but Today. Our school is joining the fight against blood cancers and helping LLS fund research and care for patients. There are two ways to donate. Click on the link to find out more.

Donate Information

Scholastic Book Fair Scholastic Book Fair

Preview dates: Feb 14 - 16

Shopping dates: Feb 19 - 23

Family night: Feb 21, 4 - 7 PM 


Sports Pictures Sports Picture Day


Lifetouch Special Events

Picture Day Date: 02/06/2018

Picture Day ID: JC137005X0

Use this unique URL will direct you to our website.


STEAM Carnival Steam Carnival

STEAM Carnival is an all inclusive, interactive, engaging event that showcases activities, hobbies, and careers in different aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). This Carnival is geared towards students grades five through nine, however learners of all ages are engaged.

For more information click HERE

Kona Ice is Coming! Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be available for students to purchase a treat. All money will be collected at the time of purchase. Students will NOT be allowed to call home for money so money must be sent the day of the visit. Thank you for helping to support Jones Middle School!

Suicide Prevention Panel Suicide Prevention Panel

On January 25 at 7:00 p.m., Boone County High School will be hosting a Suicide Prevention Panel discussion.  Local mental health professionals will be in attendance to review the warning signs of suicidal behavior, risk factors and where to turn for help.  If you or any of your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of the counselors in the school counseling office or Tara White, our school psychologist.


Please feel free to forward to anyone who can help spread the word.

Warm 98 Teacher of the Week Teacher og the week
Semi-Formal Snowball Dance Snowball Dance

Semi-Formal SnowBall Dance

6-8:30 p.m.

$5 Admission

Friday, January 19th


JFE Special Meeting JFE PTO

JFE Special meeting

Tuesday, January 9 (replacing formerly scheduled January meeting)

5-6pm, Jones Library

Agenda: Snowball Dance planning

Dance scheduled for Friday, January 19

Relatives Raising Relatives & Others Group 3RO

A new group has been formed to provide free support to those who are raising children who are not their own.

Relatives Raising Relatives and Others meet every other month, with morning and evening sessions. The next support group meetings are planned for:

  • 10:30 a.m.  on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the main branch of the Boone County Public Library,  1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington, Ky. Snacks and refreshments provided.
  • 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Florence Christian Church, 300 Main St., Florence. Note: Dinner is also offered, starting at 6 p.m.

Sessions will also be held in March, May and July of 2018.

A variety of topics are covered during the support group meetings, including handling behavioral issues, parenting skills and navigating the judicial system.

Relatives Raising Relatives and Others is supported by a variety of local organizations, including the Boone County Public Library, Florence Christian Church, Anthem-Medicaid,  Boone County Schools’ Family Resource Center Coordinators and the Boone County Alliance. Financial support from the program comes from the Mayerson Foundation and the Scripps-Howard Foundation.

For more information on the support groups, please contact Renee Wooten @859-282-4610 ext. 20318 or renee.wooten@boone.kyschools.us


Door Decorating Contest Winners! Door Decorating Contest



RA Today Holiday Edition RA Today Holiday Edition

Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Jones Family to you and yours. Thank you for letting us be a part of your family! We look forward to an exciting New Year!

Happy Holidays

Early Childhood Learning my pre k
Winter Band Concert Winter concert

Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm the band and chorus will be having a joint winter concert in the gym. Please feel free to join us! It will showcase the 6th grade band, 7th/8th  grade band, and 6th – 8th choir. In addition, we will have a visit from a special guest! A flyer is attached of the event and it will be a great time!



JMS 3D Grand Prix Club 3D Printer

Interested in 3D Printing?  Interested in designing race cars?  Apply for the 3D Grand Prix Club that starts in January! Click here for the application or see Mr. Hanley in 117 for details.

Chipotle Fundraiser Chipotle Fundraiser

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Jones Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 7915 Dream Street in Florence on Monday, January 8th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Jones Middle School.

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Kentucky Immunization Requirements doctor
Basketball Spirit Wear Now Available Online Jones Basketball

Basketball 2017 II is now open! Find items that I've picked out specifically for our team.

There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends.

Check out the shop details below.


    - Shop Now: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/v3/shop/team_shop/RAJMSxx

    - Store Open From: November 23 - December 3, 2017

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Sports Physicals for $5 Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals